Tech

Technology related blog posts

Making videos with iMovie

Since moving from the Windows PC world over to Mac, with my new MacBook Pro, I've been on a learning curve as I find my way around the Apple operating system.  Overall using a Mac has been pretty easy.  Yes it's different, but a quick Google search will tell me how to...

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I bought a Mac

I've had enough of Windows 10 I'm sorry Microsoft, but I've had enough of Windows!  My home-brew PC ran fine on Windows 8, but ever since my horrible upgrade experience to Windows 10,  I've had no end of problems.  There have been so many Blue-Screen...

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Talking technology with my 7 year old daughter

The hairbrush singing video my daughter (Karla) and her cousins filmed on an iPad Mini has prompted another video. With a couple of cameras set up on tri-pods to record us, Karla and I sat down for a chinwag (that's Aussie for "chat" or "talk") about the progress of...

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QNAP NAS (Network Attached Storage)

A few months ago one of the hard drives in my main computer failed, it wasn't the drive with Windows installed (so the computer still worked), it was the 3TB drive where all my photos and videos were stored. This could have been a disaster of lost memories, but...

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OurPact Parental Control app

I recently saw in internet advert for a parental control app, that allowed you to control the smart devices of your children.  Like many families, there can be arguments in our house when the kids should be doing their chores, homework, having dinner or going to bed...

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Faster NBN (FTTN)

Last week I wrote how our house had finally been switched over to the the National Broadband Network (NBN).  Rather than having fibre direct to our premises (FTTP), we are connected by the inferior Fibre to the Node (FTTN) system, where the last link from a...

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NBN switched over

A week and a half since plugging in our new NBN compatable modem, supplied free by Telstra, we were finally switched over to the new National Broadband Network (NBN) today.  I'll admit to being a little bit excited at finally getting faster internet, even though I...

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Back Up your Data!

My 3TB Hard Drive that stopped working Almost four years ago I built my own desktop computer.  I'd researched all the parts I'd need for a PC for the type of work I use it for, while sticking to a budget.  The build included two hard disc drives, the largest a 3TB...

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NBN Connection Kit (FTTN)

Telstra NBN Connection Kit (modem & wifi phone) The National Broadband Network (NBN) has arrived in Pakenham, it may not be the fibre to the home (FTTH) concept of the former Labor government (which we weren't going to see until closer to 2020) but it is here, in...

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Getting geeky with WordPress Hosting

I told you last month that I was looking around for new WordPress themes for my personal blog (this site) and Vic Pics.  The trouble has been that my web hosting upload limit was 2mb, wich is fine for photos, but most half decent WordPress themes are well over that...

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Free Data Day

Last Tuesday Telstra suffered a technical glitch, putting much of their network offline.  To apologise, they made Sunday February 14 Free Data Day.  Telstra customers in Australia were able to use as much mobile data as they wanted, for free, no caps, no other limits....

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